Every Friday evening Smith’s intends to augment your consumption of delicious after work beverages with a selection of the best local singer-songwriters, duos and trios, performing al fresco in our ever improving outdoor seating area. Check the BOM and if the weather is looking fair (and let’s face it, the chances are pretty slim these days) drop in to Smith’s from 5pm to luxuriate in the sunshine and the warm balm of local original contemporary tunes.
This week featuring our beloved Evan Buckley of the Burley Griffin.
Evan Buckley (The Burley Griffin) grew up in Canberra, homeschooled in a religious fundamentalist cult, and has since hitch hiked and toured through 37 American states, exorcising and befriending his demons along the way. His most recent US tour took place during the 2016 election with songs emerging reflecting the absurdity of the American dream. The third Burley Griffin album, Lost Limbs, was launched with a twelve piece, beefed up band on June 26th 2021 to a sold out theatre at The Street, celebrating a vinyl packed with moving songs of loss and joy. Recorded over several years and hundreds of hours of detailed attention by Lou Montgomery, Lost Limbs features the musicianship of Tate Sheridan, Sam King (Burrows), Emma Kelly (Happy Axe) and Rowan Phemister, alongside band members Steve Fitzgerald, Sam McNair, and Steve Paillas.
The Fairweather Fridays series of events is run with generous assistance from the ACT Government’s AMP IT UP Fund.